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Hlavinka V. HSC Pipeline Partnership

March 11, 2022 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

We have filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association where we argue that the statute the pipeline company relies upon in support of its purported power to...

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High-Speed Rail Land Acquisition Assurance Act

January 21, 2022 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation

On January 10, 2022, The High-Speed Rail Land Acquisition Assurance Act was introduced by Congressman Jake Ellzey (TX-6) and Ranking Member, Kevin Brady (TX-8). The bill was introduced to protect the...

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RECENT COURT RULING PUTS PIPELINE IN JEOPARDY

November 8, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

An already operational natural gas pipeline that serves the St. Louis metro region is under scrutiny after a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Texas Supreme Court grants rehearing for high-speed rail eminent domain case

October 28, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation

After initially declining to hear a case challenging the construction of a high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas, the Texas Supreme Court granted a motion for a rehearing Oct. 15 allowing...

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Landowners Concerned about Property Being Acquired by Eminent Domain for Texas Water Supply Pipeline

September 30, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

Property owners in the San Antonio area are concerned as Texas Water Supply pursues construction of a pipeline by Texas Water Supply through an agreement with South Comal Water Supply Corporation. 

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Border Security Bill Moves to the Texas Senate, Bars Use of Eminent Domain for Border Wall

August 31, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

On Monday, the Texas House of Representatives voted 85-36 in favor of approving House Bill 9, which includes $1.88 billion for border security. However, an amendment added by Rep. Tracy King...

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Proposed Plans for I-35 Could Impact 140+ Commercial and Residential Properties

August 20, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

The Texas Department of Transportation is continuing the development process for the I-35 Capital Express Central project, which proposes to add two managed lanes in each direction along I-35 from US...

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Lawmakers ask Texas Supreme Court to Rehear Eminent Domain Case for High-Speed Rail Project

August 6, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

Eleven Texas lawmakers this week filed an Amicus Curiae Letter requesting a review of the eminent domain case of James Fredrick Miles v. Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure, Inc. and...

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TxDOT Reopens Public Comment for I-45 Project in Houston

July 9, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

After the Federal Highway Administration halted development of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project last month, the Texas Transportation Commission this week decided to reopen public comment...

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U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Environmental Impact Statement on the Dallas-Houston Bullet Train

January 11, 2018 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

The draft Environmental Impact Statement, released by the U.S. Department of Transportation, doesn't necessarily endorse the so-called Utility Corridor. The U.S. Department of Transportation still has...

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